Spectacular Conjunction of July 18, 2015
August 16, 2015
Photographer: Dario Giannobile
Summary Author: Dario Giannobile
The photo above shows the spectacular conjunction of the crescent Moon, Venus (left) and Jupiter (right) as observed during evening twilight on July 18, 2015. It was taken over an old salt factory near Marsala, Sicily, Italy. The pyramid-like structures in the foreground are salt mounds. Salt is harvested here from the Mediterranean Sea -- seawater is evaporated to recover the crystallized salt. At top is the bright star Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation of Leo the Lion.
Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D; Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM; Focal Length: 88mm; Aperture: ƒ/2.8; Exposure Time: 3.200 s; ISO equiv: 400; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows).